Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Definitions

  • Activity: An activity linked to a membership.
  • Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven: Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven is currently registered under the name Soul Yoga with Chamber of Commerce number 67863868.
  • Lesson: A yoga class linked to a membership. 
  • Membership: An agreement between a student and Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven.
  • Moon day: Day when there is a full or a new moon.
  • Student: The person who follows, or want to follow, lessons, workshops or other activities within Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven.
  • Shala: The room where the lesson, activity or workshop is given.
  • Single lesson: A yoga class not linked to a membership.
  • Subscription: A document with:
    • Personal data from the student
    • Agreement that the student has read the terms and conditions
    • Agreement to use the personal data as defined by the privacy statement
    • Authorization to collect membership-fee and tuition.
  • Teacher: A qualified person who guides the workshops, lessons or other activities within Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven. 
  • Website: www.ashtangayogaeindhoven.nl
  • Workshop: A lesson or activity or a group of lessons or activities that is not linked to a membership. 

 

2. Applicability of Terms and Conditions

2.1.These Term and Conditions apply on all lessons, activities and workshops within Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven and are published on the website.

2.2.When participating in lessons, activities or workshops the student gives implicit his consent on the Terms and conditions. 

2.3.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to change these terms and conditions. 

2.4.Changes in the Terms and Conditions are communicated via e-mail, the newsletter and the website.

2.5.The latest version of the Terms and Conditions is published on the website.

 

3. Ashtanga classes

3.1.At Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven we teach traditional ‘Mysore style’ ashtanga yoga classes following the method taught at The KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, South India. This is the only Ashtanga Yoga Institute worldwide that has the authority to qualify ashtanga yoga teachers to teach the method.

3.2.The Mysore method is an individualised practice within a group setting. 

3.3.The classes are taught in silence with students receiving ‘hands on’ therapeutic adjustments from the teacher. 

3.4.The student memorises the primary series, then intermediate series and then the advanced series posture by posture, each posture preparing the body and mind for the next. 

3.5.The practice should ideally be done every day with the exception of moon days, Saturday or Sunday and the first three days off menstruation. This daily repetition builds a deep heat in the body which allows it to open, purify and transform safely. If this heat is not developed the risk of injury is greater. 

3.6.The practice will start short (about 20 minutes) and eventually when the whole primary series is learnt about an hour and a half. 

3.7.The student should only practice asanas given by the teacher, asanas should not be skipped, or modified without the teachers approval. 

3.8.Even if the student is feeling unwell ( with the exception of fever and open wounds) a short practice is better than no practice at all.

3.9.Students shall not do inverted asanas during menstruation. 

3.10.Be aware that some pain and discomfort can be a by-product of ashtanga yoga.

 

4. Membership

4.1.Students with a membership can participate in lessons or activities organised by Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven as defined by the type of membership. Workshops and single lessons are not part of the membership.

4.2.The membership is final when Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven received the students subscription and the payment for the membership. 

4.3.The following membership types are available:

  • Ashtanga Unlimited
    • This membership gives right to attend all Mysore Ashtanga lessons. 
    • Cancelation notice period is 1 month. 
  • Ashtanga Twice a week
    • This membership gives right to attend a Mysore Ashtanga lesson twice a week. 
    • Cancelation notice period is 1 month. 

 

5. Single lessons

5.1.Within Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven it is possible to follow single lessons astanga yoga. In this case membership fee does not apply.  

 

6. Termination and suspension of Membership

6.1.Student can terminate the membership before the first of the month. Cancelations received before the first of the month (i.e., 1-9-2019), will go in effect the following month (no right to lessons from 1-10-2019).   

6.2.In the event of a long-term illness or injury, the student may suspend his or her membership for a maximum period of six months. A request for suspension must be submitted in writing to Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven (info@AshtangaYogaEindhoven.nl) and must be accompanied by a medical certificate.

6.3.In case of pregnancy, the student can have the membership suspended for a certain period; this in consultation with Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven. A request for suspension must be submitted in writing to Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven (info@AshtangaYogaEindhoven.nl).

6.4.For holidays longer than one month, the student may suspend his or her membership for a maximum of 2 months. A request for suspension must be submitted in writing to Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven (info@AshtangaYogaEindhoven.nl).  

6.5.When a student wants a new membership after termination of the membership, membership fee applies. 

 

7. Payment and Price changes

7.1.Membership fee shall be paid before participation in lessons or in activities. 

7.2.Tuition for the lessons and activities shall be paid before participation in lessons or in activities

7.3.Membership fee and tuition are paid by using direct debit. As a general rule, direct debits are made in the first week of the month. In the case of non-payment, Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven reserves the right to suspend the membership of the student.

7.4.Workshop fee shall be paid before attending the workshop either by bank transfer or debit card.

7.5.All others payments shall be paid after the lesson by debit card.

7.6.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven does not accept cash payments. 

7.7.Actual prices are listed on the website. 

7.8.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to change prices. 

7.9.Price changes are communicated via e-mail, the newsletter and the website. 

 

8. Schedule

8.1.The actual schedule is listed on the website. 

8.2.Lessons and activities are given English unless stated otherwise. 

8.3.In line with Ashtanga traditions, there are no lessons on moon days. The moon days wil be listed on the website.

8.4.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to change the schedule. 

8.5.Schedule changes are communicated via e-mail, the newsletter and the website.

8.6.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to cancel a lesson, or to replace the teacher in a case of force majeure. In that case no restitution of membership fee will take place. 

8.7.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven is generally open all year round. Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to cancel the lessons on:

  • Public holidays.
  • School holidays.

 

9. Workshops

9.1.Students with and without a membership can participate in workshops. 

9.2.Workshops are given in English, unless stated otherwise. 

9.3.Scheduled workshops are listed on the website. 

9.4.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to change the schedule.

9.5.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to cancel the workshop due to force majeure. The workshop fee will be fully refunded. 

9.6.Additional conditions might apply. These are communicated with the workshop description.

 

10. Liability

10.1.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has qualified teachers that take great care of the students. However with ashtanga yoga being an energetic active form of yoga there is a risk on injuries during the lessons. By attending the lessons the student except the risk on injuries.   

10.2.If the student is feeling unwell (with the exception of fever and open wounds) the student can practice.

10.3.Communicate any injuries or illnesses to the teacher before the start of the practice.

10.4.To minimise the risk on injuries Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven advises the following:

10.4.1.Practise daily as defined in paragraph 3.5.

10.4.2.Only practise asanas given by the teacher. 

10.4.3.Do not skip asanas.

10.4.4.Follow the teachers advise in performing the asanas. When in doubt, do not perform the asana and consult the teacher.   

10.4.5.As a student, listen to your own body. When feeling discomfort express this to the teacher before continuing with the asanas.

10.5.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven does not accept any liability for physical or mental injuries. 

10.6.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven does not accept any liability for losses or damages. 

 

11. Personal Data

11.1.For the subscription Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven asks the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • E-mail address
  • Bank account number
  • Authorization to collect membership-fee and tuition. 
  • Permission to use the students personal data as defined int the privacy statement. 
  • Consent of a parent or guardian for student younger than 16 years old. 

11.2.During lessons, workshops and activities Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven maintains a class attendance list. 

11.3.The privacy statement of Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven is published on the website. 

 

12. Governing Law and Dispute Settlement

12.1.Only dutch law applies to these Terms and Conditions.

12.2.Disputes related to the Terms and Conditions, memberships, lessons, single lessons, activities, workshops, payment, liability or other disputes, shall be first settled by a licensed mediator. If this does not lead to a satisfying solution for both parties, the dispute will be settled in court. 

 

13. Code of conduct

13.1.Students shall follow to code of conduct at all times.

13.2.When the teacher is not present in the Shala at the beginning of class, students may not enter the Shala.

13.3.No drinking, eating or smoking in all rooms, with exception of the canteen. 

13.4.No shoes in the Shala.

13.5.Keep the spoken communication to a minimum. As a general rule; don’t speak unless spoken too.

13.6.When attending a yoga class make sure you are clean and fresh. Use unscented deodorant when needed. Do not use lotions, moisturisers or oils since this makes the skin slippery making it difficult to adjust safely.

13.7.Wear comfortable clean clothes, in which you can move easily.

13.8.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven does not supply yoga mats or blankets to students. You have to bring your own. Make sure the yoga mat is clean.

13.9.Ashtanga yoga uses ‘hands on’ therapeutic adjustments. The student can express at any time if they would prefer not to receive an adjustment and their wishes will always be respected. Be aware these adjustments are part of the nature of teaching Mysore-style ashtanga. Without these adjustments progress in your practice might me less.

13.10.Sexual behaviour or sexually suggestive behaviour is not tolerated.

13.11.Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven advises not to eat later than two hours before class. 

13.12.When a student does not obey to the code of conduct, Ashtanga Yoga Eindhoven has the right to terminate the membership without a refund of the membership fee and tuition paid.